Daily Yinz – Livefromthecity – Back to Church

Pittsburgh rapper Livefromthecity dedicated his latest release, a three-song project called Party Favors, to the life of Breonna Taylor. Opener "Back to Church," a bracing gut check of a track that rides atop a windswept, Spaghetti Western instrumental, decries the destruction wrought by the hydra-headed menace of gun violence ("Man down on Sherman/Man down on … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Livefromthecity – Back to Church

Daily Yinz – Livefromthecity x Feralcat – Tyler

Rapper Livefromthecity and saxophonist (and flautist, too, I suppose) Feralcat join forces on the new single, "Tyler." On this one, Livefromthecity lays down extended Odd Future metaphors ("I think I'm Tyler/'Cuz I got a gang of wolves/And growing up I was a bastard) and gleefully menacing boasts ("We came to vibe/Have a good time/The weapon … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Livefromthecity x Feralcat – Tyler

Daily Yinz – Driving While Black Records – Crazy Taxi

Driving While Black Records is an independent hip-hop label founded by Pittsburgh's own Jordan Montgomery; the imprint released its first compilation album, Support Black Business, last week. The majority of the work on Support Black Business is handled by Driving While Black rappers Livefromthecity, JM the Poet, and Montgomery himself. My personal favorite from the … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Driving While Black Records – Crazy Taxi

Daily Yinz-Livefromthecity-Call In Sick

Livefromthecity is a Pittsburgh rapper who has worked with, among many others, recent Bored In Pittsburgh interviewee Clara Kent. His new track, "Call In Sick," (1Hood Media) is a heart-on-the-sleeve ballad in the vein of Philly rapper/singer PnB Rock's 2017 hit "Selfish." Livefromthecity uses the song's 3 minute runtime to declare his devotion to a … Continue reading Daily Yinz-Livefromthecity-Call In Sick